Meet Judge Rein

Judge Yadira Rein is the first person of color, specifically, the first Latina to serve as judge in the 8th judicial district of Wisconsin. Judge Rein was born in El Paso, Texas and was raised in a small town in northern Mexico by her grandparents. It was there that Judge Rein learned the values of love, sacrifice, and hard work at a young age as she witnessed her grandparents raise a large family. When Judge Rein was nine years old, she moved to Wisconsin where she had to learn to speak English, embraced a new culture and adapt to the cold Wisconsin winters! Judge Rein has been a proud resident of Wisconsin ever since.

Judge Rein is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she obtained both her undergraduate and law degrees.

After graduating from law school, Judge Rein returned to the Fox Valley to raise her family and to begin her legal career. Prior to being appointed, she had the privilege of working at two well-respected law firms in the Fox Valley, Sigman Janssen Law Firm and most recently McCarty Law LLP. While in private practice Judge Rein represented clients throughout a variety of family law issues which included guiding people through what was often the most difficult period in their lives. Judge Rein advocated for children’s best interests as court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge Rein lives in Appleton with her husband, Bill, where they are busy with their children, Charlie, Owen, and Ellie, and their sock-loving Goldendoodle, Raji.

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